Nude Bodies Create Swirling Abstract Figures


Oftentimes, nudity in art can come off as a bit risqu, but there's a beauty in the human form that many artists seek to expose and admire. New York-based Japanese photographer Shinichi Maruyama's Nude series presents a way to both capture the graceful fluidity of a body unencumbered by clothes and keep it elusive enough to refrain from offending anyone.

Maruyama's long exposure photographs exhibit a hypnotizing sense of motion. The flesh-colored silhouettes appear like swirling brushstrokes against an empty black backdrop. All eyes are forced to focus on these magnetic and artistically abstract figures. It's like watching a nude ballet performance all at once.









Shinichi Maruyama website
via [It's Nice That]

Pinar

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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